Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4
Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. Luke 11:28
I have heard many people say and some say it almost in a bragging manner, "I have read the Bible through more than once". That is wonderful! We should read our Bible but my question is, "Are you spending time with the Living Word?"
Jesus is not only the Written Word; He is also the Living Word. I have not read the entire Bible through word for word. I have tried many times but I would always get stopped when I got in the Old Testament where there is much law and history.
I do know the Heart of the Living Word! I know what makes Jesus happy and what makes Him sad. I don't always please Him because I am still living in this old flesh and in this sinful world. However, He knows my heart and He knows how much I love Him.
Please keep reading your Bible but also spend time with the Living Word. Allow Jesus to rise with Joy in your heart. The Bible says that the Joy of the Lord is our strength. Let others see the Living Word shining brightly in what you say, where you go, what you watch, who you associate with, and what you do.
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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If Thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But Jesus answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:3-5